Engage, Explore, Experience, Express and Excel should be the core of new-age learning, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today.
Addressing the Conclave on "School Education in 21st Century" under the NEP 2020 today through video conference, the Prime Minister said that children should be taken on study tours to historical places, places of interests, to farms, industries etc, as it would give them practical knowledge.
Mr Modi said that presently this approach of practical approach is not being followed and the National Education Policy is going to change this. He said that NEP will give a new direction to 21st century India and we are becoming part of a moment that is laying the foundation for building the future of our country.
In the National Education Policy, The Prime Minister stressed the importance of replacing the old 10 Plus 2 with the system of 5 Plus 3 Plus 3 Plus 4. He said now playful education of the pre-school which is limited to private schools in cities will also reach villages once this policy is implemented.
He emphasized that focus on basic education is the most important aspect of this policy. Under the National Education Policy, the development of foundational literacy and numeracy will be taken as a national mission. The child should go ahead and read to learn, for that it is necessary that in the beginning, he should learn to read. This development journey from learn to read to read to learn will be completed through foundational literacy and numeracy.
The Prime Minister said that the National Education Policy has been formulated in such a way that syllabus can be reduced and focused on fundamental things.